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Rory hooks up random Facebook commenter with old Nike driver

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Imagine this: You see Rory McIlroy post something on Facebook, and jokingly ask him for one of his old Nike drivers in the comments. He’ll probably never see it, but what the heck — why not?

Well, in this case, not only did McIlroy see the comment on his official Facebook account, but promised to send the commenter a Nike Covert driver that he used to game.

Here’s the original post from McIlroy, who’s in Shanghai for the WGC-HSBC Champions event:

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And here’s where McIlroy pleasantly surprises the commenter, who responds with disbelief, promising to send him a Nike Covert driver:

RoryNikeDriverThe Nike Covert drivers have indeed served McIlroy quite well. He won the 2014 Open Championship and PGA Championship with a Nike Covert 2.0 Tour driver in his bag. Also, back in 2013, McIlroy sent a Tweet of his Trackman numbers with a Nike Covert driver. Hint: “320 yards” is him being humble.

Currently, he’s using Nike’s new Vapor Fly Pro driver, which he was first spotted gaming at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Open last week where he finished T6.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. TheInfidel

    Nov 5, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Handing out Ignites to +18yr old women from your SUV at the back of a Seven11 isn’t this…..

  2. Benny

    Nov 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I agree, top notch! From helping poor countries to something like this plus all he does with charity. Great kid!

  3. Brian

    Nov 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Clear off the mantle. Dude still needs a driver he will not be afraid to hit balls with…

  4. Forsbrand

    Nov 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome I love this story!
    Rory is a fantastic young man, well done Rors

    Reminds me of an article from circa1991 in Golf Monthly from the British Open, Jose Maria Olazabal had not hit his 3 wood very well and after hitting it walked over to a young teenager in the crowd and handed him the 3 wood( May have been a Maruman?) and the article ? It was titled “Spoon fed”

  5. Jay

    Nov 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Very cool! Well done team Rory

  6. mo

    Nov 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

    All the more reason why I like this young man. I’d say the future of golf is in very good hands.

  7. Beefhouse

    Nov 4, 2015 at 4:42 am

    The modern world of professional PR run official facebook and instagram accounts…

    Still, didn’t need to be done – well done team Rory.

  8. mhendon

    Nov 3, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I could never be so lucky. I wonder if he’ll sign it.

  9. JustTrying2BAwesome

    Nov 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Ha that’s amazing. Love it.

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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